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The tradition of the Christmas tree belongs to the Germans who, in 1605, first brought the evergreen inside the house to show hope for the up coming spring.
In early December, German children place their shoes outside the front door hoping Santa soon visit. He visits Germany Dec 5th or 6th. Although gifts are not opened until Christmas eve. If they have been good, Santa will fill their shoes with treats, if not, he fills them with twigs.
German Potato Dumplings
German Red Cabbage Sauté
Brussel Sprouts in Beer
A variety of German Breads
A variety of German cookies and Pastries
Hot Mulled Wine
New Year’s Pretzel Bread
If you are to make one German food during the holidays, try the New Year’s Pretzel Bread that is said to bring good luck.
New Year’s Pretzel-Grosse Neujahrs-Breze
Weihnachtsgans (Roast Goose)http://germanfood.about.com/od/celebrations/r/weihnactsgans.htm
Suckling Pig—http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/roast_suckling_pig Weisswurst–http://www.bigoven.com/16429-Weisswurst-recipe.html
Lebkuchen-spice bars —http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Lebkuchen-VI/Detail.aspx
Christstollen –7 diff recipes, http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/1206/
German Stollen —http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/stollen-0 or
Papparkakor (spicy ginger and black-pepper delights) http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pepparkakor-ii/detail.aspx
Springerle (cookies) These beautiful cookies are made by the Pennsylvanin Amish. You can purchase the molds or the cookies at http://www.springerlehouse.com/
Zimtsterne – Cinnamon Star Cookies
German Bread Recipes
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